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Proud to be recognised for quality

SATRA Diamond Product Certification

5th July 2017

After speaking with suppliers, manufacturers and retailers who want to play a part in improving product quality throughout the furniture industry, SATRA has designed SATRA Diamond Product Certification to be a credible benchmark standard that will be recognised and respected throughout the supply chain.

Furniture whole products or components can achieve SATRA certification through a thorough on-going independent assessment of performance and manufacture. ‘A SATRA Diamond certificate enables companies to demonstrate their commitment to product quality,’ said John Hooker, SATRA's Executive Director. ‘And they get to work directly with our respected furniture technologists and factory production control auditors.’

The first company in the UK to be awarded SATRA Diamond is Wade Spring, an established manufacturer of furniture springs. ‘We are proud to be the first recipient of the new SATRA Diamond Product Certification,’ said Chris Woodcock, Managing Director of Wade Spring. ‘As the leading UK manufacturer of furniture springs, Wade Spring is keen to continuously demonstrate the quality of its products through independent testing and are very pleased that SATRA has introduced the Diamond Award. This can only be a positive for the furniture trade.’

To apply for SATRA Diamond Product Certification, a company will need to submit an application together with samples and a Technical File. The Technical File will include information such as evidence of product performance and factory quality control procedures. The quality control process will include annual independent testing at SATRA's ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory and an annual factory production control audit carried out by one of SATRA’s IRCA registered auditors.

SATRA Diamond Product Certification is specific to the furniture industry but SATRA’s experience and expertise in quality assurance, certification and accreditation is trusted in numerous product supply chains on every continent and the brand has been respected for 100 years.

For more information about The Diamond Product Certification, please email furniture@satra.com 

[Image shows left to right: Steve Hollins, John Hooker (SATRA), Chris Woodcock, Mike Kokins]